EARLY CHILDHOOD, CYCLONE RELIEF AND LOOKING FORWARD
Community-Based Childcare Centres
In May’s e-blast we mentioned several graduations. These celebrations are always a reminder of building a good foundation so that there can be many more success stories of positive life choices for education, graduation and employment.
And the process begins years before! With this in mind Future Vision Ministries (FVM) continues to invest in the young lives of two Community-Based Childcare Centres (CBCCs). Over this past month, 402 children received nutritious food and preschool lessons. As well, two monitoring visits were conducted in the CBCCs to appreciate the services of the teaching volunteers. The many volunteers make such a difference within their communities.
Pictured Above: (Top) Hopeson in class with the children (Bottom Left)“It’s food time!” Children enjoying the meal (Bottom Right) Davie playing with children
Cyclone Relief Continues
Future Vision Ministries distributed food and non-food items to 240 households (benefiting about 1,080 people) in response to the effects of Cyclone Freddy. The new borehole continues to bless with lifegiving water. There remains an acute food shortage, and we are glad to directly pass on any funds that are targeted for Cyclone relief. It is sometimes difficult to stay focused on the greater need of healthcare amidst the ongoing daily needs. We appreciate your prayers that we will communicate with compassion as we hear and respond to the deep needs within Malawi.
Thirty-five people are still taking refuge at the school facility FVM constructed in 2011.The Malawi Government and non-state partners are working on encouraging people to leave evacuation camps and start resettling.
We are so thankful that four community-based bible study sessions were able to reach out to 57 members of the community. These times were a good way to offer spiritual and psychosocial support to the cyclone victims.
Pictured Above: (Left) Community policing member getting his portion (Right) New borehole being used to get water
STAY TUNED AS WE LOOK FORWARD
Sports activities are planned over the next while. These are always times of community togetherness, healthy competition, and awards for achievements. We’ll no doubt have some excellent pictures to share!
We look forward to some opportunities to bring people together in the Fall of 2023 for an Art Escape Evening and fundraising initiatives for the healthcare centre. Plans are progressing and we hope to have a team “on the ground” late Summer or early Fall for some major decisions and connections within Malawi.